Bloomberg Law
April 12, 2022, 3:23 PM

New York City Accused of Bias Against Gay Men in IVF Coverage

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

New York City’s in vitro fertilization coverage benefits for city employees illegally discriminates against same-sex male couples, according to a charge filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Corey Briskin and Nicholas Maggipinto, a married same-sex couple covered by the city’s health plan, say the insurance coverage doesn’t extend the same IVF benefits to gay men as it does to straight and lesbian couples or single women, according to a charge shared with Bloomberg Law.

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